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Questions tagged [realm-management]

Realm Management refers to RPG rules that allow the tracking and play of large groups such as holdings, kingdoms, or guilds.

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Are there any rules for building settlements from the ground up?

I am running a game set in a destroyed city (in a destroyed world), almost every building has been flattened to its foundations or reduced to just a few standing stones. Are there any published rules;...
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How much does a road cost? How about town walls?

My campaign has just finished Hoard of the Dragon Queen, and the players want some downtime activities. I'd like to give them the option of renovating the Hunting Lodge they captured from Talis, and ...
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How do you roll for a business when you are out of town?

My character has recently acquired some wealth and rather than buy magical items I decided I would buy an inn and have the group use it as a home base. I looked at the Ultimate Campaign rules and ...
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Is there a guide to implementing realistic army logistics in D&D? [closed]

I just read Grain into Gold. If you don't know it, it is a guide for creating a realistic medieval/fantasy economy. I just wanted to know if there is any equivalent for fantasy army management, ...
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How to GM Realm Management in a Mechanically Engaging and Transparent Way?

I expect the PCs in a campaign of mine to eventually become involved in managing a settlement (in this case, an exoplanet colony, though it's likely that other formats may come up in more distant ...
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Are there rules for player-managed businesses?

We have a player that is interested in setting up a business as a moneylender, and another that wants to open a brothel. Are there official rules for this kind of gameplay? If so where can I read up ...
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How to build an economy based on PCs’ sphere of influence? [closed]

First some context: I have only been a PC rather than a GM so far, but my brother who is running a campaign (with his own homebrew system based on Shadowrun) with some of his friends asked me for help....
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Running Ultimate Campaign kingdom building rules on square rather than hex tiles

Nowadays I primarily play online and I've been finding that Google Docs is probably the best resource for handling mapping needs. It's even robust enough that it can be made visually appealing. The ...
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Piracy outpost management

I'm a semi-fledgeling DM currently doing a campaign in a tropical setting where the party is probably soon going to be murdering the main command group of a pirate outpost (with ships/several hundred ...
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Managing a technocrat group

Are there any rules in Mage: the Ascension regarding the management of a large technocrat organization like the crew of a large spaceship? Rules for managing a mage group also works.
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Pathfinder Kingdom Builder: Cost to “clear” a forest hex?

More specifically, how many BP and how much time would be required to clear a forest hex, essentially turning it into a plains hex? If there is no answer by the rules, tested homebrew is acceptable.
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Could a lone wizard act as a city's law enforcement?

A sufficiently powerful wizard could singlehandedly wipe a city off the map, but what if they wanted to settle down and maintain the public order instead? Could a single high-level wizard feasibly ...
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How does a settlement's size change its modifiers?

I am trying to create a settlement using the settlement rules. Each settlement has a size. The Settlement Statistics table has a column called "modifiers" which gives a bonus/penalty depending on the ...
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How to buy Magnimar

In the current campaign I'm running, one of my PCs has made it fairly apparent that one of their goals is to economically own Magnimar. Is there anything currently set up for this (including A: a ...
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RPG Management system for running a religion or other internal state system [closed]

One of my players has become the head of one of the churches in my world system (Homebrew) and I'd like to add lite-level management and decisions for this to their game; this would involve things ...
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Does Mindless limit my minions' ability to help build our kingdom?

I'm currently about to join a game where we use the kingdom building and downtime rules to run a growing kingdom. My character idea is a necromancer who uses their undead as a form of labor, making ...
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How does one reflect the players' actions on an NPC town/village/keep?

My players are... a little destructive. They have burned a town to the ground (slaughtering everyone in it) and just left a second town (in the same kingdom) with several buildings being lit on fire. ...
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How are Kingdoms handled in Dungeon World?

I am playing a Dungeon World Campaign and am wondering how kingdoms are handled mechanically. Do I just let the tags arise naturally from the fiction (such as trade and supply tags/wealth tags for the ...
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Managing a player's growing organization

I plan on running a Mass Effect RPG which uses the system of Bulldogs! (which itself is a variant of Fate Core) with a small group of friends for the first time. I have been over the rules and have ...
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How does the Company Attack action work?

I have the Reign Enchiridion book and the rules for Company Attack aren't clear enough for me to understand without either an example or additional explanation. My confusion comes down to how ...
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Pathfinder Kingdom Builder: How big, area wise, is a hex?

I know that every kingdom is constructed out of hexes and it's the basis for how large a kingdom is. This goes into what improvements it can have, how many, where the settlements are, ect. But one ...
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How would I represent managing a pirate ship in Reign's Company rules? [closed]

I'm unclear on how to represent managing a pirate ship using Reign's Company rules. How would they be applied?
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Game Recommendation: Tribe/Kingdom management (King of Dragon Pass) [closed]

I have been (re)playing the PC and mobile versions of King of Dragon Pass. I am really falling in love with the concept of the game, and I would like to give it a try at a table with some friends. I'...
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How do I handle the castle my PCs suddenly acquired, and the shift in game focus it brings?

So my players managed to land a "Deck of Many Things" last night. I had intended a silly one shot "break" in our long campaign, and the result was one player getting a chance to pull a single card. ...
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How to effectively combine Ars Magica's Agent rules with Reign's Company rules?

This question was originally posed hypothetically in this Answer and ensuing comments. I am attempting to do something very similar to this as seen in this Question. In that question I am looking ...
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How to build a flexible and scalable system for PCs' NPC organizations? [closed]

Background: I am preparing to run a campaign using Dark Heresy Second Edition. Although this is nominally an investigative game, several key non-combat mechanical systems are either anemic or missing ...
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Roleplaying games for political intrigues, mass battles [closed]

My friends an I want to start a political campaign on Skype. Each player would play a character or faction/kingdom. They should be able do wage war and do mass battles against each other, do the ...
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RPG system for “town management”? [closed]

I have an idea for a campaign in which my players will go with a "colonisation" mission. They will be responsible of exploration and making settlement on unknown land. My question is, if there is any ...
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How many BP do I give to my PCs to start a kingdom?

I'm currently running a Pathfinder play-by-post game with some friends, and I decided to try the Kingdom Building rules from Ultimate Campaign. The PCs are goblins who saved a bunch of other goblins ...
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Does anything prevent gaming Downtime Building checks this way?

The Rules from Ultimate Campaign allow you to build a building in order to generate gold or capital. They assume you are going to combine rooms together in order too make your building, but a player ...
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How to let PCs run a kingdom in Dungeon World?

I have a relatively new Dungeon World game that I'm planning out a campaign front or two for, and I've found some inspiration so ideas shouldn't be too hard. My problem is that, should the players ...
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Are there any systems similar to Pathfinder's Kingmaker that are more complex and realistic? [closed]

I'm looking for systems similar to Kingmaker (where the PCs rule and expand a kingdom), except I want it to be much more realistic and complex. A few examples of what I mean: Instead of 'Building ...
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Pitfalls to avoid when using kingdom building rules for the first time? [closed]

Our group is playing the Kingmaker adventure path and we are about to start a kingdom. I'm intending to use the Ultimate Campaign rules for kingdom building (they seem to be genuinely the same, aside ...
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How can I keep a King busy?

(Or any leader for that matter) In an organisation/kingdom/etc where a single PC is running a realm and has delegated a lot of authority to various minions (High Priest, Marshall, Enforcer, Spymaster,...
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Kingdom building. Multiple farms in one hex

Ok so the kingdom building rules here http://www.d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/other-rules/kingdom-building#TOC-Farm- States the following (Emphasis mine) Terrain improvements are changes to a hex ...
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Are there any example pre-built Kingdoms anywhere?

I'm intending to use the Pathfinder Kingdom rules to simulate running a empire in an entirely different system (Rolemaster). What I'd like is some example Kingdoms and cities that are already ...
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Kingdom Logistics for a 3.5 epic campaign

I have been writing a campaign over the last month. We have six PC's and they each have partnered up with one other person to run a kingdom. There is the 3 PC kingdoms, as well as all a few other NPC ...
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What benefit does combining rooms into buildings provide?

The Downtime Rules from Ultimate Campaign include rules for building buildings by combining different distinct rooms. However, I can't see any mechanical benefit (that is, besides aesthetics and ...
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What changes are there to Kingdom Management in Ultimate Campaign?

I've been playing in a PF campaign that's been using the Kingmaker rules. You can read about those here on the Obsidian Portal. The recently released Ultimate Campaign apparently updates these rules....
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Rules system for playing out the details of founding and developing a city? [closed]

I want to run a campaign in which the players control individual but influential characters (maybe heads of families), with the main focus of play on the PCs building up a city over time, starting ...
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Are my vassals ripping me off?

Consider the following points: In ACKS, a character can only directly manage one domain, and the maximum size of a domain is fixed at 16 6-mile hexes. In order to control more land, a character has ...
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How to adapt a 3e community-building system for a larger-scale use in a 4e game?

This question is a follow up to Point buy/structured system for cooperative 4e campaign building?. I've found a system that is quite close to what we want/need, but there's a catch: it's for 3e and ...
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Point buy/structured system for cooperative 4e campaign building?

Our group is currently building a campaign world (one nation per player) for the Pillars of the State campaign (as suggested in the DMG2 somewhere around page 170). Today we encountered the "problem" ...
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Do any resources exist which cover player governance of a population [closed]

I have some players who would be interested in managing their own city. Is there any literature out there which covers the ins and outs of PCs governing a populace? Some example scenarios: The PCs ...
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Pre-modern farming: What percent of the population is in agriculture? [closed]

I'm running a premodern setting where the characters will be involved in local administration. Assuming no magic, how many farmers does it take to support one non-farmer? Any statistics/estimates ...
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Regional Resource Management and Trade Rules [closed]

I've been looking at TSR's old Birthright setting lately, searching for an easy way to quantify trade between political entities. I'm thinking about ways for a city or region or planet to develop ...
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System or resources for a campaign about governing a city/village [closed]

One of campaigns I used to GM was centered around governing a small, elven village (it was D&D3.5 campaign but it shouldn't really matter). I thought about rules as they were needed, but it was ...
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Realm Management Rules That Work

I have been searching for years for a good realm-management rule set for RPGs. By "realm management," I mean a system that tracks the fortunes of large areas and / or groups in the way that most RPGs ...
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What rpgs are focused on kingdom building and what sort of mechanics are used in each system? [closed]

I've read Kingmaker, and I've heard of Birthright. I'm wondering what other rpgs are out their in that vein as those are the two I keep stumbling upon. I'm interested more in the type of mechanics ...